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in love with progressive's claims service. >>> it was not until last week that michigan's governor rick snider announced that he even supported a right-to-work law. five days later, after making that support known, the bill was finished and signed so on tuesday, michigan became the 4th right to work state, rushing through legislation that substantial i will reduces union power by banning unions from requiring workers to pay union dues and online onshops that pay yub onwages. go governor snyder adopted the argument that he's freeing workers from having to pay union dues. >> i hope this gives the unions an opportunity to be more successful. by having an opportunity that really have to listen to all the workers there. and say, why are they delivering a value proposition that workers can stand up and choose to joined? >> the latest wave of union setbacks to hit the midwest and states where organized labor is traditionally strong like wisconsin and indiana. this time, however, it happened in michigan, the heart lanlds of the american labor movement. a state that's long been the spiritual cen
we are joined by michigan democratic congressman. thank you for being here today. we are learning that negotiations have hit a major setback over a republican offer that includes entitlement changes. what exactly you hearing? >> i'm hearing just that. i think that the decision by senator mcconnell to bring up chain cpi is not a helpful step. it will effect the benefits for social security recipients. also for veterans, also for those on disability. so in a word i think it is not a step forward. i think they need to essentially drop that. i think what needs to happen is they focus on the middle class tax cuts. there are going to be millions and millions affected by that, the same with the tax. i think the republicans simpry have to accept the notion that middle class tax cuts must continue while those for the upper income must end. that is the basic issue. i think throwing in cpi at this point is not helpful. >> senate minority leader said he reached out to the vice president. we have heard that he has a better relationship with joe biden than the president himself. do you think th
and the private health insurance of my sister-in-law who worked 20 years in a metal factory in michigan, one of the few remaining. she retired the minute she could. she worked her little fingers to the bone making shelves for walmart. she retired after 20 years. her wages went from $5 an hour to $10 an hour. she was not able to get medicare. she was 62. she's waited every month to get closer to 65 to get that help. >> lower the age of medicare to 55. make that the bargaining point. >> that's my point. when i was envoking the idea of the symbolic idea, how did it get to the point where the white house feels there's such -- >> they are not proacting. >> there's a term that greg from "the washington post" came up with. the idea is republicans have been making noise for the last few years about the deficit. democrats have mimicked the noise. yes, we have a huge deficit problem. you get in public opinion polls, overwhelming majorities say yes. they look at the polls and respond to it. something similar happened on medicare. we have the notion of there's a medicare crisis. there's an entitlement.
, colorado, ohio, pennsylvania. these are -- >> michigan. >> the way our electoral college is, we only worry about ten states invested in oil and fwas production. >> somes back to the economics as well. i look at my home state of pennsylvania where we had the early stages of huge boom of marcellus shale. hundreds of wells deployed. some companies are down to a couple wells. why? because the price has plummeted. the reason it's relevant to the politics is if this is a boom and bust, then those politics that get really engrained when a big part of the state's economics depend on that industry, maybe that doesn't take hold. that's where i think it's interesting in terms of end use industries, if you can see them come in, you have a different equation with that same resource. >> i want to talk about the price that has happened, because that's the background for all of this. this is what consumers tend to care about and voters when we talk about price of the pump and the people filling up on cable news. my sense is that the price of energy in some ways is too low at a certain level right now. i w
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